The Way to Nirvana

The Way to Nirvana

by Louis Étienne Joseph Marie Levieux de La Vallée-Poussin
     
 

This is an academic monograph on Nirvana by a Belgian scholar who specialised in studies of Buddhism and the Indian subcontinent. Poussin contrasts the Hindu and Buddhist views on the cycle of rebirth, and makes a case for original Buddhist concepts of reincarnation as being subtly different than the Hindu, where the soul remains essentially intact across incarnations…  See more details below

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This is an academic monograph on Nirvana by a Belgian scholar who specialised in studies of Buddhism and the Indian subcontinent. Poussin contrasts the Hindu and Buddhist views on the cycle of rebirth, and makes a case for original Buddhist concepts of reincarnation as being subtly different than the Hindu, where the soul remains essentially intact across incarnations. He compares the Buddhist view of rebirth to a forest fire (the soul) jumping a river (death), creating an entirely new fire on the other side of the river. He demonstrates the intersection of this topic with Buddhist cosmology, logic, philosophy and ethics. Poussin concludes by reviewing Buddhist techniques for approaching Nirvana. This volume contains the substance of the Hibbert Lectures, which were delivered by La Vallée Poussin at Manchester College, Oxford.

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ISBN-13:
9781291763218
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
02/27/2014
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
393 KB

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